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National Daily Weather Summary

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Records set or equalled today

These records are based on data received as at 2039 EST on 25/05/2012. Help in interpreting these statistics and information on quality control is here.

District Site Today Previous monthly record Previous all time record
if equalled or broken
Comments
Reading Reading Date Years Reading Date Years
Lowest grass minimum temperature

NT

Arnhem

014507

ALYANGULA POLICE

12.6

13.0

20/05/2001

13

1 Y

QLD

N Coast--Herbert

032040

TOWNSVILLE AERO

3.6

4.4

12/05/2011

17

1 N Previous record set earlier this month.

Lowest minimum temperature

QLD

Central Coast W

034084

CHARTERS TOWERS AIRPORT

5.8

5.9

06/05/2011

19

1 Y Previous record set earlier this month.

ISL

Islands

200100

VARANUS ISLAND

17.8

19.0

24/05/2001

13

1 Y


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Summary of observations

For notes on how to interpret the data and quality control issues, see Daily Weather Summary Help.
**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 20:39EST, 25/05/2012.

Major centres
Max
° C
+/- norm
° C
Min
° C
+/- norm
° C
Grass Min
° C
Rain to 9am mm Evaporation to 9am mm Sunshine hours Wind Run to 9am km (24-hour average km/h) Maximum Gust km/h / hour of occurrence
GERALDTON AIRPORT 25.2 +1.2 15.2 +2.3 12.6 0.0 7.4 -- 483 (20.1) 46/16
PERTH AIRPORT 23.3 +1.6 11.4 +1.0 7.8 0.0 6.0 9.6 492 (20.5) 50/09
ALBANY AIRPORT 18.8 -0.1 12.8 +3.0 12.7 0.0 1.2 1.6 222 ( 9.3) 28/16
BUNBURY 22.1 +1.0 8.7 -0.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 226 ( 9.4) 37/09
MANDURAH 23.1 -- 12.9 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 260 (10.8) 35/09
DARWIN AIRPORT 28.6 -3.4 15.6 -6.5 13.7 0.0 8.8 11.4 433 (18.0) 46/10
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 17.3 -5.7 2.8 -5.5 1.5 0.0 4.8 0.8 296 (12.3) 31/11
WHYALLA AERO 19.7 -0.8 10.8 +2.1 -- 0.0 8.0 -- 375 (15.6) 52/14
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 17.2 -1.8 11.2 +1.0 9.1 4.4 2.0 4.9 271 (11.3) 41/09
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 14.7 -1.4 10.0 +2.7 8.0 3.0 0.4 4.4 431 (18.0) 55/12
MOUNT ISA AERO 23.9 -4.0 5.5 -8.4 2.4 0.0 -- -- 351 (14.6) 39/09
CAIRNS AERO 26.5 -1.1 13.2 -6.7 9.9 0.0 9.6 10.9 457 (19.0) 35/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 25.7 -1.9 9.0 -8.6 3.6 0.0 6.6 10.6 207 ( 8.6) 30/13
MACKAY M.O 21.9 -2.3 10.9 -6.2 -- 0.0 -- 10.8 326 (13.6) 31/11
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 23.5 -2.5 7.7 -6.5 4.9 0.0 4.4 -- 196 ( 8.2) 34/11
BUNDABERG AERO 22.3 -2.4 7.9 -6.3 7.4 0.0 -- -- 311 (13.0) 34/10
NAMBOUR DPI 23.0 -0.7 8.0 -4.1 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
COOLANGATTA 20.5 -2.7 6.3 -8.0 -- 0.2 -- -- 194 ( 8.1) 24/12
BRISBANE AERO 21.6 -2.0 7.4 -5.5 3.2 0.0 5.6 10.3 423 (17.6) 31/11
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 16.3 -3.6 6.2 -3.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 639 (26.6) 46/14
GUNNEDAH RESOURCE CENTRE 17.4 -2.9 7.4 -1.3 1.6 0.0 2.4 -- 178 ( 7.4) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 21.6 +0.2 5.1 -6.6 1.6 0.0 2.6 9.9 254 (10.6) 24/10
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 21.0 -0.5 4.0 -6.5 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 20.9 +0.6 8.3 -1.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 597 (24.9) 52/12
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 20.7 +0.3 5.3 -3.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 92 ( 3.8) 28/15
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 9.5 -4.7 1.1 -3.6 1.1 2.4 1.0 5.0 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 16.3 -3.7 7.5 +0.7 -- 0.6 -- -- 225 ( 9.4) 46/13
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 21.4 +1.4 9.2 -1.7 4.9 0.0 4.0 9.3 490 (20.4) 55/18
RICHMOND RAAF 21.2 +0.6 1.6 -6.2 -- 0.0 -- -- 150 ( 6.3) 52/18
BELLAMBI AWS 20.2 +0.5 11.6 -1.5 -- 0.0 -- -- 461 (19.2) 65/23
CANBERRA AIRPORT 15.0 -0.6 5.0 +1.8 2.0 0.0 -- -- -- --
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 13.6 -3.7 5.9 0.0 8.2 5.6 0.8 1.8 175 ( 7.3) 52/21
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 14.1 -3.6 3.8 -1.8 -- 5.0 -- -- 83 ( 3.5) 35/20
MILDURA AIRPORT 18.4 -0.6 10.3 +2.9 8.6 1.4 1.4 5.8 328 (13.7) 35/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 16.2 -1.1 1.4 -4.3 -- 1.2 0.2 -- 184 ( 7.7) 55/17
BENDIGO AIRPORT 16.4 -0.2 8.4 +3.2 -- 1.4 -- -- 266 (11.1) 57/16
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 15.9 -0.8 8.4 -0.2 -- 11.0 -- -- -- --
GEELONG AIRPORT 16.2 -0.9 10.1 +2.4 -- 3.6 -- -- 423 (17.6) 61/14
BALLARAT AERODROME 12.1 -1.5 8.4 +2.7 -- 6.0 -- -- 458 (19.1) 59/14
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 15.7 -0.1 2.7 -2.4 -- 3.62 -- -- 35 ( 1.5) 54/12
HOBART AIRPORT 14.2 -1.0 2.1 -4.5 -0.2 2.0 5.0 4.2 269 (11.2) 59/11
Max
° C
+/- norm
° C
Min
° C
+/- norm
° C
Grass Min
° C
Rain to 9am mm Evaporation to 9am mm Sunshine hours Wind Run to 9am km Maximum Gust km/h / hour of occurrence
Hottest
Highest maximum temperature>Greatest variation above normal maximum Highest minimum temperatureGreatest variation above normal minimum

31.5 BIDYADANGA W Kimberley WA
31.0 SCHERGER RAAF N Peninsula QLD
30.5 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
30.3 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
30.3 MILINGIMBI AWS N Rivers NT

+2.7 : 25.3 LANCELIN Lower West WA
+2.7 : 21.1 DWELLINGUP Lower West WA
+2.5 : 20.1 MANJIMUP Lower West WA
+2.3 : 21.5 BEGA AWS South Coast NSW
+2.3 : 20.4 PEMBERTON Lower West WA

27.0 NORTHERN ENDEAVOUR Islands ISL
25.9 COCOS ISLAND AIRPORT Islands ISL
25.6 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.0 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
24.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA

+5.9 : 13.9 ROXBY DOWNS (OLYMPIC DAM AERODROME) NW Pastoral SA
+5.8 : 13.9 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+5.8 : 14.8 MARREE COMPARISON NE Pastoral SA
+5.7 : 14.2 CEDUNA AMO W Agricultural SA
+5.5 : 14.7 MARREE AERO NE Pastoral SA

Coldest
Lowest maximum temperatureGreatest variation below normal maximum Lowest minimum temperatureGreatest variation below normal minimum

-0.3 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-0.3 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
0.4 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC
0.9 MOUNT BULLER Upper NE VIC
1.0 PERISHER VALLEY SKI CENTRE Snowy Mtns NSW

-10.2 : 19.1 PARABURDOO AERO E Gascoyne WA
-8.8 : 19.0 GASCOYNE JUNCTION W Gascoyne WA
-8.5 : 18.8 NEWMAN AERO E Gascoyne WA
-8.0 : 15.7 MEEKATHARRA AIRPORT E Gascoyne WA

-5.9 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
-5.4 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
-5.0 MOUNT GININI AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-4.3 FALLS CREEK Upper NE VIC

-11.0 : 3.4 WOOLSHED Central Coast E QLD
-10.5 : 7.4 CROYDON TOWNSHIP Gulf Country QLD
-10.2 : 7.8 BOWEN AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
-10.1 : 3.2 HUGHENDEN AIRPORT Upper Carpentaria QLD
-10.1 : 5.8 BORROLOOLA N Rivers NT

Wettest
Sunniest & dullest
Windiest
Highest gusts
Todays highest rainfall totals for the 24 hours to 9am. It includes the top 5 totals nationally followed by all reported falls of 50mm or more.
Highest and lowest recordings of hours of sunshine for the 24 hours to midnight.
Highest wind run totals in kilometres for the 24 hours to 9am (average speed in brackets). All reported runs > =25km/h are shown.
Highest wind gusts in km/h for the 24 hours to midnight followed by the hour in which it occurred. All stations with gusts > 89km/h are shown.
40.2 TULLAH (MEREDITH STREET) W Coast TAS
32.8 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
28.2 PORT BROUGHTON (WANDEARAH) Lower North SA
25.0 ADELAIDE (TEA TREE GULLY COUNCIL) Adelaide/Lofty SA
25.0 TRAFALGAR TOSELAND ROAD W Gippsland VIC

11.4 DARWIN AIRPORT N Rivers NT
10.9 CAIRNS AERO N Coast--Barron QLD
10.8 TENNANT CREEK AIRPORT N Plateau NT
10.8 MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
10.6 TOWNSVILLE AERO N Coast--Herbert QLD
10.6 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD

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1.6 ALBANY AIRPORT Lower West WA
1.5 WELLINGTON (AGROWPLOW) CW Slopes S NSW
1.1 LAKE EILDON N Central VIC
0.8 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
0.2 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS

1250 (52.1) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
1239 (51.6) VARANUS ISLAND Islands ISL
1143 (47.6) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1097 (45.7) CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
1044 (43.5) BARROW ISLAND AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
972 (40.5) WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
965 (40.2) GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
914 (38.1) NEPTUNE ISLAND W Agricultural SA
913 (38.0) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
888 (37.0) LORD HOWE ISLAND AERO Islands ISL
782 (32.6) GREEN CAPE AWS South Coast NSW
781 (32.5) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
776 (32.3) MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
757 (31.5) CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
720 (30.0) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
711 (29.6) THEVENARD ISLAND W Pilbara WA
697 (29.0) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
682 (28.4) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
681 (28.4) COLAC (MOUNT GELLIBRAND) W Coast VIC
681 (28.4) PORT FAIRY AWS W Coast VIC
681 (28.4) CAPE BORDA Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
680 (28.3) WILLIS ISLAND Islands ISL
679 (28.3) KING ISLAND AIRPORT King Island TAS
668 (27.8) MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
646 (26.9) NORTH ISLAND Central West WA
646 (26.9) CAPE JAFFA (THE LIMESTONE) Lower SE SA
641 (26.7) STENHOUSE BAY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
640 (26.7) BYRON BAY (CAPE BYRON AWS) North Coast NSW
639 (26.6) TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT Darling Downs E QLD
639 (26.6) MOUNT BOYCE AWS C Tablelands S NSW
629 (26.2) KARRATHA AERO E Pilbara WA
629 (26.2) LEARMONTH AIRPORT W Pilbara WA
623 (26.0) THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
620 (25.8) CAPE WILLOUGHBY Yorke Pen/Kanga Is SA
612 (25.5) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
608 (25.3) ALBION PARK (WOLLONGONG AIRPORT) Illawarra NSW
131/14 WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE W Gippsland VIC
120/12 HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
117/14 CAPE GRIM BAPS (COMPARISON) N Coast TAS
109/21 TASMAN ISLAND Southeast TAS
102/13 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
98/18 GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE E Gippsland VIC
98/01 HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
96/17 CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE W Coast VIC
94/21 MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE South Coast NSW
93/19 CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) Southeast TAS
91/14 FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS

Downpours High AWS wind reports
High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less from AWS and synoptic reports. Storm force gusts (>89km/h) and 10-minute mean gales (>62km/h) reported by AWSs. Wind direction and mean windspeed are shown in brackets.
None reported

NEW SOUTH WALES
South Coast
MONTAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 95(210/ 72 ) at 21:30
GREEN CAPE AWS : 72(230/ 63 ) at 19:00
VICTORIA
Wimmera S
GRAMPIANS (MOUNT WILLIAM) : 93(240/ 61 ) at 23:00
E Gippsland
GABO ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 98(230/ 61 ) at 18:02
W Gippsland
WILSONS PROMONTORY LIGHTHOUSE : 132(230/119 ) at 14:23
KINGFISH B SHIP LOG 272 : 100(270/ 72 ) at 19:30
E Central
SOUTH CHANNEL ISLAND : 91(230/ 72 ) at 18:30
W Central
POINT WILSON : 72(220/ 65 ) at 15:25
W Coast
CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE : 96(220/ 74 ) at 17:11
COLAC (MT GELLIBRAND) : 74(240/ 63 ) at 13:00
PORT FAIRY AWS : 78(220/ 63 ) at 18:00
CAPE NELSON LIGHTHOUSE : 82(200/ 63 ) at 22:21
TASMANIA
N Coast
CAPE GRIM BAPS : 117(230/ 85 ) at 14:30
LOW HEAD : 82(250/ 69 ) at 13:00
Southeast
MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE : 111(320/ 93 ) at 06:57
MOUNT WELLINGTON : 108(270/ 80 ) at 07:00
TASMAN ISLAND : 109(220/ 72 ) at 21:49
HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) : 95(270/ 59 ) at 02:00
CAPE BRUNY (CAPE BRUNY) : 93(260/ 72 ) at 09:58
W Coast
MOUNT READ : 102(230/ 54 ) at 13:32
Flinders Is/Bass St
FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT : 91(250/ 69 ) at 14:32
ISLANDS
Islands
HOGAN ISLAND : 121(270/102 ) at 13:00